Toyota has partnered with EVgo to provide customers of the upcoming 2023 bZ4X with complimentary access to public DC fast chargers for one year.

According to Toyota, the deal allows all customers and those who lease the 2023 bZ4X to utilize all EVgo-owned and operated public charging stations an unlimited number of times during the first year. Using the Toyota phone-based app, drivers can sign up for this offer, find EVgo stations and initiate charging.

Currently, EVgo owns more than 800 DC fast charging stations and thousands more Level 2 charging stations across 35 states. These stations, according to EVgo, are powered by 100 percent renewable energy. This partnership between EVgo and Toyota may prove invaluable in the automaker’s plans to expand their EV lineup over the course of the decade.

“The arrival of our all-electric bZ4X marks an important step in our commitment towards electrifying 70% of our fleet by 2030,” said Christopher Yang, vice president, EV Charging Solutions, Toyota Motor North America. “We want our bZ4X customers to enjoy a high-quality ownership experience that is as seamless and worry-free as possible. Collaborating with EVgo, the nation’s largest public fast charging network, will help provide bZ4X owners with access to a fast, reliable charge where and when they need it.”

The 2023 bZ4X is said to be capable of an 80 percent charge within one hour, with a manufacturer-estimated range of up to 250 miles on a full charge (on the XLE front-wheel drive model, that is). An all-wheel drive model is also planned; both front and all-wheel drive models are built on Toyota’s new Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)-dedicated platform, e-TNGA. A 150kW AC synchronous electric motor powers the FWD model, drawing power from a 71.4kWh battery pack; the AWD model utilizes two 80kW motors, one forward and one aft, to draw power from a 72.8kWh battery.

We’ll have more news, including an in-depth look at all its features, on the 2023 bZ4X very soon on MotorWeek!